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Pack of FULLY ANIMATED spiral stairs

by marvine Posted 16th Sep 2007 at 9:27 PM - Updated 29th Apr 2011 at 8:44 PM by leesester
479 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Well this took me a while, nothing was easy and I needed to teach myself lots of new things - but here they are!

PLEASE READ BEFORE INSTALLING:

- The animations are in a separate package, don't forget to install it in the same folder!
- These should work with any version of the game
- Each stairs style has a left turn and a right turn version, only the left turn version is recolourable, but the right turn version will use the recolours (repository method)
- The stairs will show with the straight staircases; the thumbnails are off-center but I don't think there's anything I can do about it.
- Objects placed under the stairs will be useable; the downside is that sims will walk through it if no object blocks the way. Now this is easily fixable with an invisible fence.
- The animations work for all ages, sims will use only the regular speed and walk style though; I don't want to spend another 2 months making the rest on top of my job... Now, running in spiral stairs would be a really stupid thing to do
- No pets animations: since we can't use the pets models in Milkshape (yet), I just blocked the animations for them; same for ghosts, I have no issue with them just materializing up and downstairs.
- The stairs are stackable, and the bottom tile is in a weird position so it doesn't interfere with doors in stairwells. Still, a door should be placed facing the bottom step or it will always open the wrong way, except on the last level.


4 VERSIONS:

- Simple wood stairs without railing, 5 wood colours included in the "left" package
Price: 99

- Wood and iron stairs with railing, 3 wood colours included, and 3 matching fences.
Price: 999


- Concrete square stairs without railing, 4 stucco/stone colours included + 1 reflective marble, and 5 matching fences.
Price: 699

- Death Trap Deluxe, without railing or center post, for your most reckless sims: white, bright green and red recolours included
Price: 299



Policy : NO PAYSITES, NO EXCHANGE - These can be included in lots with a link back here. If you want to clone the stairs, please contact me.

Polygon Counts:
SimpleSpiralStairs-left: 807 vertices, 396 polys
SimpleSpiralStairs-right: 807 vertices, 396 polys
SpiralStairs-Railing-left: 1776 vertices, 1322 polys
SpiralStairs-Railing-right: 1635 vertices, 1322 polys
ConcreteSpiralStairs-left: 704 vertices, 450 polys
ConcreteSpiralStairs-right: 856 vertices, 450 polys
SpiralStairs-DeathTrapDeluxe-left: 2426 vertices, 3976 polys
SpiralStairs-DeathTrapDeluxe-right: 3014 vertices, 3976 polys
spiralstairs-matching-fence: 827 vertices, 328 polys
spiralstairs-matching-fence2: 827 vertices, 328 polys
spiralstairs-matching-fence3: 827 vertices, 328 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence1: 172 vertices, 158 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence2: 172 vertices, 158 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence3: 172 vertices, 158 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence4: 172 vertices, 158 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence5: 172 vertices, 158 polys

Additional Credits:
Biggest thanks to Wes_h for making this possible with all his hard work on the Unimesh and Animesh plugins, to Echo and John Brehaut for their tutorials, and to Quaxi for SimPE!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SpiralStairsRailing-MatchingFence.rar

Size: 186.6 KB · Downloads: 225,873 · 16th Sep 2007
186.6 KB 225,873 16th Sep 2007
ConcreteStairs-MatchingFence.rar

Size: 634.3 KB · Downloads: 202,774 · 16th Sep 2007
634.3 KB 202,774 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsDeathTrap.rar

Size: 138.6 KB · Downloads: 191,795 · 16th Sep 2007
138.6 KB 191,795 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsRailing.rar

Size: 354.8 KB · Downloads: 247,499 · 16th Sep 2007
354.8 KB 247,499 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsConcrete.rar

Size: 618.1 KB · Downloads: 208,328 · 16th Sep 2007
618.1 KB 208,328 16th Sep 2007
SimpleSpiralStairs.rar

Size: 571.6 KB · Downloads: 238,598 · 16th Sep 2007
571.6 KB 238,598 16th Sep 2007
Marvine-SpiralStairs-ANIMS.rar

Size: 10.8 KB · Downloads: 259,691 · 16th Sep 2007
10.8 KB 259,691 16th Sep 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#226 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 10:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by marvine
Pets will just jump up and downstairs. On the plus side, this way they don't occupy the stairs long enough to block other sims...

Awesome. Thanks.
Test Subject
#227 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 3:20 AM
These are so great. Seriously, I cannot thank you enough! *hug*
Lab Assistant
#228 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 3:55 AM
These Are Awesome. Thank You!! :D

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Instructor
#229 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 10:29 AM
Ah, just as I thought, another item on the Sims 2 wishlist that ingenious Modders make before EA.

I don't get why so many Simmers hate Marsha Bruenig. She actually grows up to be quite pretty if you allow her to.
Lab Assistant
#230 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 11:09 AM
Holy Llamas! This is one of those things from TS1 that I couldn't believe they never remade! Love, love, love you for remaking them! Thanks bunches!
Lauren <>:o)
Lab Assistant
#231 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 3:50 PM
Brilliant! Just what I've been picturing in my mind but am unable to create, thank you!
Test Subject
#232 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 5:20 PM
OMG!!! I Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove these!!!!!! ALL of my houses are now going to have these BEAUTIFUL stairs!!! BRILLANT!!!!! (bows to you)
Forum Resident
#233 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 6:18 PM
Great job! no words to thank you enough!
Test Subject
#234 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 6:32 PM
This is the best mod in ages. (The second best is the animated ladder, also by Marvine).

Now the only thing we need is a firemen's pole.
Top Secret Researcher
#235 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 6:50 PM
Thanks for making these! They are the perfect finishing touch to my Hogwarts Astronomy Tower. I just decorated it! TOTALLY awesome! THANKS for sharing these!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
#236 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 8:07 PM
Wow, this is sooooooo neat!! And I just needed the concrete ones for my next story! Thank you SO much!!
Lab Assistant
#237 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 8:40 PM
Oh, I just can't unzip the "marvine_SpiralStairsRailing.rar".
Test Subject
#238 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 9:22 PM
Hey,
Honestly, I haven't used them (yet) but I already love them. I will download them, I have been waiting for a working spiral staircase soo long, thank you soooo much. The feedback might come later, but for now its thanks.

Musjes4
The Netherlands

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Test Subject
#239 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 9:34 PM
These stairs are awesome! I missed them so much in ts1 they were the stairs i used all the time.I thank you for making and sharing them with everyone.
Test Subject
#240 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 9:45 PM
A-w-e-s-o-m-e!

"Penguins.Lovely."Edward Cullen-Eclipse (book)
Instructor
Original Poster
#241 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 10:21 PM
Mikikitty, you need to use a .rar extractor (such as Winrar), not Winzip.

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Field Researcher
#242 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 11:02 PM
These are great and I love the name on the deathtrap deluxe. XD
Lab Assistant
#243 Old 23rd Sep 2007 at 3:43 AM
These are awesome. What a great addition to any sim game. Thank you very much!
Lab Assistant
#244 Old 23rd Sep 2007 at 7:08 AM
Oh My God!!!
I have the perfect place for these!!!
THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!
Test Subject
#245 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 12:50 AM Last edited by JLonier : 24th Sep 2007 at 2:45 PM. Reason: is a thanks
Thank you!

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Aka *Ana*

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Lab Assistant
#246 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 1:48 AM
You put Maxis to shame, they had too many opportunities to incorporate this into an EP but they chose not to. Lucky we have you, Thanks a bunch!
Lab Assistant
#247 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 6:29 AM
Ok, I'm having an issue, and I feel stupid because it seems like it's just me... but the stairs are not showing up in my game. I have all the files, except the ones for the death trap stair.

I see all the fences, but none of the stairs. Am I looking in the wrong place... although I'm POSITIVE there are no stairs. I just looked in the dl folder, and all the files and the Animation file are there, but just no stairs.

What did I do???

I am an (unloaded?) gun; false hope.
Test Subject
#248 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 7:08 AM
Looks good. Plays good. Is good. Superb. Thanks

The Gamester
Test Subject
#249 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 8:44 AM Last edited by JLonier : 24th Sep 2007 at 2:45 PM. Reason: is a thanks
Can´t thank you enough!!
Instructor
#250 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 8:48 AM
vintagepksweetie - the stairs will display in the same place as the normal straight all-in-one-piece stairs; make sure you have extracted the package files from the rar files; if you have only the base game or University EP, then make sure the files are NOT in a sub-folder.

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